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Recent research shows that children between the ages of 8 and 12 spend an average of six hours a day on social media, while teens can spend upwards of nine hours a day on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media platforms. Social media plays an important role in the [...]
By Health Tips for Parents • August 1, 2018
Dear Doctors: Our neighbor's kids, who don't have access to computers, video games or other technology, spend a lot of time playing together outdoors. How can we wean our own kids from their screens without causing a family rebellion? Dr. Elizabeth Ko and Dr. Eve [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 8, 2018
From getting your children on a better sleep schedule to ensuring they get enough exercise, here are a few tips for transitioning to a healthy school year. Adjust sleep schedules While your children may love to stay up late and sleep in during the summer, this [...]
By uclahealth • August 30, 2017
Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO [...]
By uclahealth • July 20, 2016